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Energizing Others—To Your Ideas

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Friday, October 24, 2014
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Getting other people excited about our ideas is all about preparation and knowing the audience.  First, consider preparation. Do all your advance research. Has this worked in other places? Can you cite authorities or statistics that back your idea? What are the available resources of time, money, people, etc.? Think in terms of results. 

 hat will happen if your idea is accepted? What will happen if it won't? Who do you need on your side as an advocate for your idea? Tell them your idea and get their feedback so that they have no problem supporting you. Now, analyze the audience. Is your idea best received as a report? Presented live at a meeting? Brought up in casual conversation? When is the optimum time to present your idea? In other words, when is a prime time to get their attention? Know what your audience values and present your idea in terms of benefits that they value. Don't get bogged down into too much detail. Have detail in hand and be ready to anticipate objections and questions. But first, paint the picture.

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Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

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